Engineer, Designer, Inventor, Teacher, Artist

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Retro Technology Museum

Retro Technology Museum

In my office at USF I am curating a small but growing collection of Retro Technology.  I collect items from the vacuum era to present and showcase their operation.  The goal of my museum is the communication of prior technological methods and to further inspire […]

Select student feedback from Thermodynamics Instruction

Select student feedback from Thermodynamics Instruction

Below are a set of student course evaluation feedback taken in entirety without editing: THE best professor that I have come across since I was born. Firstly, Professor Celestin cared. Secondly, there were no big surprises on tests and quizzes and he was explicit on […]

The Coral Reactor in The Cathedral of Light and Knowledge

The Coral Reactor in The Cathedral of Light and Knowledge

The Coral Reactor! A mixed-reef, no-coral-from-the-Ocean project. I started out with a custom re-purposed Plasma reactor custom fit with LEDs and old vacuum tubes. The tank is a 29 gallon Biocube with refit LED and T5 lights, a custom micro-refugium growing Chaetomorpha macro algae, 20lbs […]

World’s Largest Polar Ceramic 3D Printer

World’s Largest Polar Ceramic 3D Printer

Above:  10mm nozzle extruding pug-milled clay. Working with Tina Piracci, with the design help of Ryan Morin, Lloyd Hartline, Luis Huertas, and Richard Solomon, we ran what is believed to be at the time of construction the world’s largest polar ceramic 3D printer.  This is […]

The Mini-Circuit Design for X Lab

The Mini-Circuit Design for X Lab

I am the manager of the Mini-Circuit Design for X Lab in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida at Tampa.  This is an open-use lab where students learn, interact, collaborate, and innovate in a completely organic and un-forced environment.  This is […]